Liposuction is not a weight-loss method. Full stop. It’s a great way to sculpt and contour the body, but not to lose weight.
That’s not the case. If you gain weight, your body will find fat cells in which to put excess fat. You may not gain as much weight in the area that was treated, because there are now fewer fat cells there, but you will put it on elsewhere. Point being, undergoing a fat-reduction procedure won’t render future weight increases obsolete.
It’s an invasive procedure that, if not performed by the right person, in the right way, on the right candidate, can lead to dangerous complications and lifelong problems. In addition it’s also very difficult to correct bad lipo.
If you already have cellulite and take out fat, you’re only going to end up with more rippling and more of a cobblestone appearance. Picture a grape as opposed to a raisin—removing the volume makes things look worse.
People focus on the fat and think fat is bad, but other factors come into play with the abdominal contour. Consider the muscles, the fat, and the skin over that fat.
While fat is undesirable, it is important to think about the consequences of removing fat if one has diastasis recti, cellulite or saggy skin – we have seen sufficient cases where skin becomes more saggy after fat removal. For this reason, treatments should not only focus on reducing or removing excess fat but consider options to improve skin laxity and abdominal muscle tone.